November 13, 2011
I have many favorites that I look forward to throughout the week but the best is always Sundays. We do so much all week & Saturday is the day to clean, organize, shop & tidy up details. Sunday is for being lazy, sleeping in, snuggling, long hot baths, walks in the woods, puttering in the garden, reading the Sunday paper in bed, breakfast in bed, puppies in bed, writing, crafting, scrapbooking & dreaming.
Our favorite show during the week is Coronation Street (http://www.itv.com/coronationstreet/). It's on Monday thru Friday at 6:30 p.m. for an hour. But if we miss an episode, we can catch up on Sunday mornings. From 7:00 a.m. to 12 noon, all 10 episodes are repeated. I've been watching the show since I was about 4, when it was still black & white. Our kids have grown up on it & sometimes ask if we saw "the epi on Tuesday night mom when Sean ..." I love they still tune in! Years ago, we ran a fun club in our community, full of Brits, who came together once a week to chat about the show, at our local pub. We had Christmas parties, family BBQs & pub crawls. It was so much fun. Life got busy & we eventually stopped meeting. My dream one day is for the two of us to take a trip to England to go on the Corrie Tour. One day!
Today, it's snowing again. Started yesterday & it's just light snow, but the first of the season. A record for this time of year. I feel slightly responsible as I did say all week long "it can't snow until our winter tires are installed on Friday. After that, I don't care!" They were installed on 11.11.11 at 11:00 a.m. And the snow started falling in the middle of the night. We woke up to a light dusting & some of it even melted away by the afternoon. It's still coming down lightly this morning, so hopefully, the promise of a warm afternoon will help it melt away again. We wore winter jackets while we were out & about yesterday but didn't have them zipped up & definitely didn't need to wear hats & mitts.
The plan today was to put in the wood floors for my scrapbooking room. Everything is set up & ready to go. Hopefully, the snow will stop soon so Bill can set up the power tools & cut the wood outside. After today, we'll only have the floors to install in the library & the upper hallway. The next plan is to paint the stairs, remove the old white ceramic tiles from the main floor hall & the small bath, & install the new warm, earth tone ceramic tiles that we put in our master bath. The color will look much more cohesive with the wood floors & I think will also look warmer.
No picture of the light snow yet today but here's a shot from last year's first blast of winter: